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Cohorts Developed by DCEG Investigators

DCEG studies the role of environmental and host factors in the development of a wide range of common and rare cancer types. Descriptive epidemiology utilizes large-scale databases to monitor exposures and cancers to identify areas of public health concern, while analytical epidemiology conducts in-depth investigations of established and novel risk factors for cancer. DCEG is committed to establishing and maintaining a wide range of resources, including study populations with rich data and biospecimen resources to address etiological questions. 

DCEG also prioritizes distinct studies in understudied or special populations (e.g. highly exposed populations due to occupation, underrepresented minorities, geographical location, or accidents), and well-powered studies that leverage existing resources.

Following are examples of DCEG cohort studies:

General population cohorts

Alpha-Tocopheral Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study
Connect for Cancer Prevention Study
NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study
Prostate, Lung, Colon, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Study
Shanghai Women’s Health Study

Occupational cohorts

Agricultural Health Study
Benzene-Exposed Workers in China
Cohort Mortality Study of Dry Cleaning Industry Workers
Cohort Mortality Study of Philadelphia Firefighters
Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study
Interventional Fluoroscopists
NCI Acrylonite Cohort
U.S. Radiologic Technologists

Environmental Exposure Cohorts

Thyroid Disease in Young Persons Exposed Near Chernobyl
Methodologic Studies of Radioactive Fallout

Medical Conditions or Treatment Cohorts

Childhood Cancer Survivors
DES Follow-up Study
Follow-up Study of Women in the Fracture Intervention Trial
HPV Vaccine Study in Costa Rica
NCI International EBV-Gastric Cancer Consortium
Nutritional Intervention Trials in Linxian, China
RASopathies Study
Retinoblastoma Survivors Follow-up Study
PRIMAVERA*-ESCUDDO Trial to Compare One Dose of Bivalent HPV Vaccine to Three Doses of Quadrivalent Vaccine
Second Primary Gastrointestinal Cancers
Scientific Evaluation of One or Two Doses of the Bivalent or Nonavalent Prophylactic HPV Vaccines—The ESCUDDO* Study
Single-Dose HPV Vaccination among Young Adult Women in Costa Rica: The PRISMA*-ESCUDDO Trial
Study of Women Evaluated and Treated for Infertility